3 soldiers wounded as troops clash with Maute group in Lanao Sur

THREE soldiers were wounded during an encounter between government security forces and the Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute group in Sultan Domalondong, Lanao del Sur on Thursday. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr.,…READ The post 3 soldiers wounded as troops clash with Maute group in Lanao Sur appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jan 24th, 2019Related News

Malaysian royals to pick king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia’s royal families will elect a king Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving sultan in pole position for the role. The previous king, Sultan Muhammad V, stepped aside this month following just two years on the throne after reports surfaced […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote | Asia Pacific Report

Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote Asia Pacific Report By Sofia Tomacruz in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao. Battle-scarred they might be, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

PHOTOS: Bangsamoro Plebiscite: The Day Murad Votes

SIMUAY, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 22 January) — Cheers greeted Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as he entered Room 15 of the Simuay Central Elementary School to vote for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. “This is the first time to exercise my […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

From armed to parliamentary struggle: Citizen Murad votes “yes” to Bangsamoro

SIMUAY, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 21 January) — “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,” the crowd cheered as Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) entered Room 15 of the Simuay Central Elementary School for voters of precincts 0140A and 0140B at 10:17 a.m. on Monday, January 21 and was led to […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2019Related News

WATCH: MILF combatants prepare to help protect Bangsamoro votes

  SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines – Inside their stronghold in Camp Darapanan, the troops of Muslim separatist group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are briefed on how they can help keep watch over the Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday, January 21. Some 1,200 individuals, a mix of Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces combatants and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2019Related News

Ancajas foresees Broner falling in middle rounds

LAS VEGAS, USA – If Adrien Broner chooses to go mano a mano with Manny Pacquiao, he's bound to fall. International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas made this prediction Friday, January 18, (Saturday in Manila) at the Media Center of Pacquiao-Broner title duel at MGM Grand Garden Arena. According ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2019Related News

MILF’s Ebrahim to vote in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat

        COTABATO CITY---Without special treatment, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim will cast his vote in Simuay town in Sultan Kudarat---near the MILF's seat Camp Darapanan--- for the upcoming plebiscite on Monday.   Camp Darapanan, where retired General Carlito Galvez, then Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief, visited in October last year, has been the MILF's largest base during the Moro group's five decade of struggle against the government.   Galvez's historic visit to the camp in October last year formally declared an end of the government's war against the MILF.   Murad joine...Keep on reading: MILF’s Ebrahim to vote in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2019Related News

Illegal firearms isinuko sa Sultan Kudarat

SULTAN KUDARAT – Hawak ngayon ng mga otoridad ang nasa 32 illegal firearms matapos na boluntaryong isinuko sa militar ng […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Malaysian state chooses new sultan, expected to be elected king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian state announced it had a new sultan Saturday, January 12, who is expected to be elected king after the former monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen. Tengku Abdullah Shah has replaced his father, Sultan Ahmad Shah as the ruler ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2019Related News

BIFF bomb plot in Maguindanao foiled; 3 improvised explosives seized

Government forces foiled an attempt of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to set off a bomb in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Sultan Kudarat firm loses construction equipment in arson attack

Gunmen set on fire some P30 million worth of road-building equipment of a construction firm in Kalamansig town Tuesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Malaysians begin search for new king | The Manila Times Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysias royals prepared Monday to pick a new king to replace Sultan Muhammad 5th, who abdicated in a historic first after reportedly marrying a Russian former beauty queen,READ The pos.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- Malaysia's royal families will meet on Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne, an official said Monday. The 49-year-old ruler resigned Sunday as Malaysia's 15th king, marking the first abdication in the nation's history and cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given, but the move came after he reportedly married a 25-year-old former Russian beauty queen in November while on medical leave. READ: Sadness, shock over Sultan Muhammad V's resignation as King Keeper of the Ruler's Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, said the Council of Rulers held a meeting Monday and set Jan. 24 to ...Keep on reading: Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 7th, 2019Related News

Malaysia s king abdicates in historic first

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (3rd UPDATE) – Malaysia's king has abdicated, royal officials said Sunday, January 6, in a historic first for the country that ended weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave. Sultan Muhammad V's decision marks the first time a king has abdicated in the Muslim-majority ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2019Related News

Big year coming for Ancajas

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas isn’t taking a break during the holidays. He’s busy training at the Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite and his coach Joven Jimenez said the other day while nothing is set for his next fight, staying in shape is a priority......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 30th, 2018Related News

2018 s most memorable bits of boxing

The sweet science is always a source of headlines in the sporting world, especially in a country that's full of fight fans like the Philippines. Over the last twelve months, we've seen comebacks, championships, and even a little controversy.  Here are some of the best bits of boxing from 2018!    PAC BACK ON TOP 2018 saw Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao once again claim world championship gold following a bitter and controversial loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.  Fighting in Asia for the first time since 2014, Pacquiao challenged reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in July.  Billed as a durable, heavy-hitting brawler, Matthysse was supposed to be the one to threaten Pacquiao with a KO finish.  Instead, looking like the Pacquiao of old, it was the Filipino star who came out aggressive, landing bombs until finally scoring a seventh-round TKO finish, his first since 2009.  Just months shy of his 40th birthday, Pacquiao was a world champion for the eleventh time in his storied career.    THE BREAKUP Prior to Pacquiao's win over Matthysse, the Filipino boxer made headlines the world over after a split from long-time trainer and head coach Freddie Roach.  In April, months before Pacquiao's return to the ring against Matthysse, reports surfaced that Pacquiao, for the first time in over 15 years and 34 bouts, would not be working with the Hall of Fame trainer. According to various sources, the split stemmed from a disagreement between Pacquiao and Roach following the loss to Jeff Horn back in 2017.  Taking Roach's place as head trainer was Pacquiao's best friend, Buboy Fernandez, and judging from the result of the Matthysse bout, it paid dividends.  Still, the split didn't last too long.  Soon after Pacquiao's first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner was announced, both Pacquiao and Roach have confirmed that they will be working together once again.  This time however, Roach will be serving more of a consultant role, guiding Fernandez who remains as Pacquiao's head trainer.    CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS CANELO-GGG 2 In 2017, middleweight stars Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez went to an exciting 12-round draw that warranted a rematch in 2018.  In January, it was announced that the two warriors would square off once again in a Cinco de Mayo rematch. The rematch was put in jeopardy however, when Canelo tested positive for a banned substance in March. By April, the fight was off after the Mexican star decided to withdraw from the highly-anticipated rematch.  The fight eventually pushed through in September, with Alvarez picking up the majority decision win to hand Golovkin his first career loss, and more importantly claim the WBA (Super) and WBC Middleweight World Championships.  Three months later, Canelo would stop British boxer Rocky Fielding in the third round to capture the WBA (Regular) Middleweight World Championship as well.    ALL-FILIPINO For the first time in 92 years, two Filipino boxers faced off for a world championship when reigning IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas defended his title against Jonas "Zorro" Sultan in California.  In the historic meeting, it was Ancajas who emerged victorious, defeating Sultan via unanimous decision as the reigning IBF 115-pound champ continued his run of dominance with five successful title defenses. Four months later, Ancajas would retain his world championship once again, but this time after figuring in a split draw against Mexican Alejandro Santiago.    DONNIE NIETES MAKES THE JUMP Speaking of all-Filipino bouts and going to a draw, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte experienced both in just one bout.  Following a spectacular albiet short-lived run at Flyweight, which saw him capture and retain the IBF's 112-pound title, Nietes made the decision to move up to the 115-pound super flyweight division, where he'll be in the same pool as the big names like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, and compatriot Jerwin Ancajas.  Nietes' debut bout at 115 however, would be against fellow Negrense in Palicte, and it would be for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in September.  In what many believed as a win for Nietes, the 12-round bout went to a controversial split draw, that denied Nietes of the distinction of joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipinos to capture four world titles in as many divisions.  Nietes still has the chance to do that before the end of 2018 however, as he gets another shot at the title on New Year's Eve when he meets Japan's Kazuto Ioka in Macau.    BUD MOVES UP Following years of dominance at junior welterweight, Terence "Bud" Crawford also made the jump up to a heavier weight class, and immediately made a splash.  Facing off against WBO Welterweight World Champion Jeff Horn, Crawford announced his arrival at 140-pounds with a dominant TKO win over the Australian in June.  Four months later, Crawford successfully defended the title against Jose Benavidez Jr. with a 12th-round TKO victory.    FLASH FORWARD Nonito Donaire Jr's 2018 didn't start off as well as he would have wanted.  The Filipino Flash lost his April bout to Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, prompting questions regarding the former four-division world champion's future.  In a surprising move however, Donaire announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury. As a result, Donaire advanced into the next round of the tournament with the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship around his waist.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.    WILDER AND FURY GO TO WAR In one of the most talked-about heavyweight bouts in recent history, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury put on a 12-round war that ended in...surprise, surprise, a split draw. Fury used his movement and technique to dictate the pace over Wilder throughout the 12-round bout, but the reigning champion dropped the British challenger in the final round that led to the draw decision, setting up what could be another highly-anticipated rematch in the future. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 26th, 2018Related News

Ancajas draws foreign pugs to Survival Camp

MANILA, Philippines – The ring exploits of Jerwin Ancajas are luring more foreign boxers to train at Survival Camp. According to Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’chief trainer, a Malaysian fighter is already billeted at the secluded facility tucked in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite, while a Singaporean and a Hongkonger are slated to come ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 24th, 2018Related News

Iran executes Sultan of Bitumen | The Manila Times Online

TEHRAN: Iran executed a trader known as the Sultan of Bitumen on Saturday over charges of fraud and large-scale smuggling of the oil product, the judiciarys news agency Mizan onlineREAD The post Iran.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 24th, 2018Related News

2 dead, 11 hurt in Sultan Kudarat smashup

Two persons died and 11 others were injured in a three-vehicle smashup in Barangay Laguinding, Esperanza town in this province on Thursday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 22nd, 2018Related News